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Share buyback in focus ahead of Shell results

Thursday 19 Apr 2018

An escalation in tensions over Syria have helped oil prices move above $70 per barrel as investors await first quarter numbers from oil major Royal Dutch Shell ( RDSB ) on 26 April. Investors may be looking for more clarity on the company’s share buyback plans. Fourth quarter results from the...

Will Lloyds surprise the market again?

Thursday 19 Apr 2018

High street bank Lloyds ( LLOY ) is updating the market on its first quarter performance on 25 April with investors hoping for a positive performance from the FTSE 100 constituent. Full year results for 2017 contained news of a £1bn share buyback plan. ‹ Previous 2018-04-19 Next ›

Reckitt to restore confidence?

Thursday 19 Apr 2018

Out-of-favour consumer health and hygiene products powerhouse Reckitt Benckiser ( RB. ) needs to restore confidence in its growth story when reporting on first quarter progress (20 Apr). Reckitt issued tepid sales growth guidance for 2018 with its full year results (19 Feb) and investors are...

Is the AA on the road to recovery?

Thursday 12 Apr 2018

Roadside assistance provider AA ( AA. ) releases full year results on 17 April and investors will be eager to see what new changes CEO Simon Breakwell has in store. Breakwell shocked the market in February with his new strategy for the company and also slashed the dividend. He’s not been in the job...

Two mining giants to update on trading

Thursday 12 Apr 2018

Two big names in the mining industry are set to update on trading over the next week. Rio Tinto ( RIO ) will publish its first quarter operations review at 11.30pm on 17 April, a slightly unusual time for a UK-quoted company to issue information explained by it also having a listing in Australia –...

Will retail sales in March be hit by snowy weather?

Thursday 05 Apr 2018

Did Storm Emma and the Beast from the east give people another reason to shun the shops in March? Investors can find out whether the cold weather affected UK retail sales when the British Retail Consortium (BRC) reveals the latest data on 9 April. In February, retail sales rose by 1.6%. ‹ Previous...

Serica poised to become major North Sea producer

Thursday 05 Apr 2018

Small cap oil and gas firm Serica Energy ( SQZ:AIM ) is set to announce its 2017 results on 10 April. The focus is likely to be less on the numbers themselves and more on the performance of the collection of fields it is acquiring from BP ( BP. ) . Look for an update that the £300m transaction is...

Will Keywords Studios delight with full year results?

Thursday 05 Apr 2018

Video game services provider Keywords Studios ( KWS:AIM ) reports its 2017 full year results on Monday 9 April. The company has already stated its revenue and profits will be comfortably ahead of market expectations but as other highly rated growth stocks have seen, the slightest wrinkle in the...

Can Next Fifteen maintain the momentum?

Thursday 29 Mar 2018

Marketing business Next Fifteen Communications ( NFC:AIM ) is set announce its results for the year to 31 January 2018 on 4 April. Recent news from the sector has not been good with industry bellwether WPP ( WPP ) issuing yet another downgrade on 1 March. However Next Fifteen principally serves a...

Can UK manufacturing growth recover from an eight-month low in February?

Thursday 29 Mar 2018

Investors will be keen to find out whether UK manufacturing growth can bounce back from an eight-month low in February when Markit reports the latest data on 3 April. The Purchasing Managers’ Index dipped from 55.3 in January to 55.2 in February after slower output growth offset new order inflows...

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